Byrd Middle School

Duncanville Independent School District

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Principal Message

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    Welcome to Byrd Middle School, proud Home of the Panthers!

     

    I am looking forward to an engaging year of learning and growing with our students and working with our professional staff and you, our parents and community members.

     

    We invite you to become an active participant in our school community through volunteering, joining our PTA, or attending and supporting school events. Research clearly supports that when parents/guardians participate and are involved in their child’s education, there is a greater likelihood of academic success for the child.

     

    With your support, we will continue to develop the very real gifts and talents of all of the students at Byrd Middle School. On behalf of the staff, we are energized and excited about the upcoming year and we look forward to working with your children! Please do not hesitate to call or e-mail me or any of the Byrd staff if you have additional questions.

     

    Excited about the year!

     

     

     

     

School History

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    William H. Byrd MS opened in 1972, and was originally housed on the former East Campus of Duncanville High School.  The school was named for former superintendent William Hugh Byrd (1966-1976).  The school was relocated to the current facility in 1977, and was renovated in 2004 and 2005.  The school serves grades 7-8.

     

    William Hugh Byrd

    On April 21, 1966 William Hugh Byrd was elected superintendent of Duncanville ISD. Born in Chireno, Texas, he attended elementary school in Huntington and graduated from Nacogdoches High School in 1934. Following his graduation from Stephen F. Austin State University, Byrd served in the US 4th Army in WWII. Upon completion of military service he moved to Lufkin, accepting a position with Lufkin ISD as head of the Department of Music. After serving that district for 20 years as teacher, principal, and Assistant Superintendent, he accepted the position of superintendent with the Mount Pleasant school district in 1964.

     

    In 1966, Byrd moved to Duncanville as Superintendent. He served the district for ten years, retiring in 1976. During his tenure two bond issues totaling $20 million funded improvements to all existing buildings, including air conditioning. New construction included a new middle school which bears his name, a new auditorium addition at Duncanville High School, and three elementary schools (Alexander, Hastings, and Smith). He received an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree from Dallas Baptist College in 1976.

     

    Mascot:  Panthers (formerly Red Raiders)

     

    Colors:  Red and royal blue (formerly red and white)

School Information

  • 1040 W Wheatland Rd
    Duncanville 75116
    p. 972-708-3400
    f. 972-708-3434

     

    Mission Statement
    Meeting the needs of seventh and eighth grade students is a goal the staff and faculty at Byrd Middle School achieve each day. A strong parent network combined with an expectation for student academic excellence has created a successful, thriving neighborhood school on the Byrd campus. Home of the "Panthers," Byrd Middle School welcomes the opportunity to make a difference for the young adults in Duncanville.

     

    School Motto
    "Byrd...the Best "

    School Mascot
    Panthers

     

    School Colors
    Red and Black

     

    Configuration
    Seventh-Eighth Grade

    School Hours
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

     

     

    Byrd Bell Schedule       
    1st Period 9:00 - 9:50
    2nd Period 9:54 - 10:44
    3rd Period 10:48 - 11:37
    4th Period 11:41 - 12:30
    5th Period 12:34 - 1:54
    A lunch   12:34 - 1:12
    B lunch   1:16 - 1:54
    6th Period 1:58 - 2:46
    7th Period 2:50 - 3:38
    8th Period 3:42 - 4:30

     

     

    Campus Administrators
    Kendria Davis-Martin, Principal
    Alton Jackson, Asst. Principal
    Natalie Crittendon, Asst. Principal

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